WITNESSING TREE SPIRITS  IN ORDINARY REALITY   

Our property on the Bay of Quinte is home to several species of native trees. In one area we call the glen, we’ve been witnessing an ongoing onslaught by invasive insects. Over a period of three to four years we watched helplessly as the ash trees slowly lost their battles to the Ash Borer Beetle. It bores pencil holes into the bark, then tunnels under it, robbing the trees of vital sap. Simultaneous attacks by tent caterpillars forced the trees to leaf out twice in the same season depleting their reserves.

The first tree to come down was a 60 foot specimen that was still mostly alive when we felled it. It came down with a heavy thud that shook the little glen, and sent my son and me running for cover.  We bucked the branches and left the trunk for another day.

Three nights later I awoke around 4:30 AM for a bathroom visit, and became wide awake afterwards. Since it was a mild October night, I put on my bathrobe and slippers in the dark, and decided to walk down to the glen to make a rare, early morning meditation.

As I descended into the glen I hit something. I had forgotten about the felled tree laying in the middle of the very dark glen. Even though my eyes were dark adapted, I did not see the branches lying on the ground until I walked into them. As I peered into the darkness before me, my eyes took in a faint ribbon of light stretching away from me for many feet into the night’s darkness. I had to take a few steps back to catch my breath and regain my balance.

Puzzled, I walked back up to the rim of the glen from where I could see that there were no patches of low-lying fog forming anywhere down in the glen. The night sky above was clear and starlit, and I could not see any sky shine from other ground sources. I gave the long sliver of glowing light a wide berth so as not to disturb it, as I walked around to approach it from another angle to see if I could discover its source and extent.  This time as I got closer, I could make out a soft grey-blue  glow hovering over the full length of the carcass of the tree. As my mind took in the significance of the scene my head dropped intuitively out of respect for what I knew in my heart was a lifeforce leaving the dying tree. I said some words of regret, and my body started to shake with excitement or cold, as I sat in quiet wonder.   

The glow disappeared as the morning light entered the glen. I rushed to the house to investigate the strange light on-line.  My cursory research suggested that the grey-blue glow fit the pattern for bioluminescence from decaying organic matter. The common name is Foxfire or Will ‘o the Wisp, and it was documented long ago. The usual sources are decaying matter and fungi, and the glow is so faint that it can only be observed if your eyes have been dark adapted. Apparently, the light is produced by a pair of special enzymes present in decaying matter which react with each other to release biophotons of soft light. After discussing the tree’s eerie glow with an experienced woodsmen and chemist, I chose the simple explanation that the light I had observed that morning came from rotting sawdust created under the ash bark by destructive beetle activity.

A few days later I started to dissect the trunk for firewood, and I noticed how thick the bark was, and how little actual sawdust had been produced by the beetle invaders. The amount of sawdust under the bark was trivial, and it just didn’t seem possible that so little organic matter could produce all the light that I had observed. In addition, the bark was so thick that it would surely absorb all the light photons completely. More compelling, was the sudden realization that the rest of the ash trees that were still standing were equally infected, but they did not give off any visible light emissions on that night. As the realization sank in; that the eerie glow over the dying ash tree was most likely its life force or spirit leaving the dying carcass, it sent a chill up my spine.

I consulted some of the top forestry research and management experts in Canada, who ruled out an explosion of the Armillaria fungus, that glows in the dark forest, and can spread over large areas of forest floor and acts as a communication system for trees. It became clear that the unusual glow could not be explained satisfactorily by natural processes. I reviewed my personal impressions as I witnessed the event, keeping in mind that my human presence in the glen could have perturbed the natural electromagnetic field energies present on that morning. The physical evidence I observed that morning informed me (mentally and spiritually) that spirits live  in trees. Why is there no documentation of this anywhere? Can only autistic eyes discern spirits and things that glow in the night? Now I see trees differently. Wherever there are trees, there is abundant life. They’re like living fasteners that connect the sky with the earth. Because they live in both worlds, they act as a conduit of communication between them.  

FMRI studies reveal that consciousness is still measurably present after the brain/body has died, telling us that consciousness is not the result of biological processes. Science supports the theory that trees have intelligence, because trees have been observed to mount organized defences against a deadly threat like invading insects. Planning and strategizing require creative thought.

When the rest of the ash group is felled this spring, they will hopefully provide more opportunities to study this undocumented phenomenon, perhaps with a night vision camera.

Shamanic and other spiritual cultures around the world honour and use sacred trees as: portals or gateways to hidden worlds, sources of wisdom, and even wish fulfillment. To name just a few, the Mohawks of North America honour the cedar as the sacred tree of life. The Caribe natives honour the ceiba tree, and West African’s have spiritual relationships with the iroko tree.

The visible light emissions coming from the ash tree trunk 3 days after it was cut down, proved to me with high confidence that trees have a spiritual nature that gives them life, and it can be observed and possibly documented under the right conditions.

 

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Comment by Steve Staniek on Thursday

BACK TO THE BOOK...

Stephan Hoeller has recently come out on U-Tube to talk about Jung’s Red Book.

Hoeller claims that the book was a reaction to Jung’s split with Freud, when each man was attracted to different areas of human activity.  

Apparently, Freud was a materialistic and practical thinker, and had little time for spiritualism, occultism, and mysticism, and he chose the black and white world of scientific and clinical study.

Jung had been treading the murky waters of the occult world since childhood, when a gifted cousin introduced him to its wild ways. Jung saw a wealth of information in those realms, and he plunged in, and came out with the Red Book.

Hoeller claims that Jung recognized and followed the strong connection between the: Occult, Mystical, and Deep Psychology, and he began to explore a few branches of the universal tree of knowledge that anyone can access with the right training. His investigations/explorations into the collective consciousness of the universal mind where many human myths originate, eventually grew into the collection that became the Red Book. He followed daytime fantasies and nighttime dreams to their source(s) where he found: wildly irrational behavior, the roots of insanity, and evidence of domination by something deeply non human.

My research into tree spirits has now led me to:"The Etheric Double", by A.E. Powell, and published by the Theosophical Society in 1924. It contains illuminating information about the construction of the human entity, and it reveals the mobility of something called the etheric layer that can be shaped by the owner into an ectoplasmic manifestation. The colour is apparently blue grey, not unlike the colour of my tree spirit phenomenon. More to come...

 

Comment by Steve Staniek on May 15, 2020 at 5:54am

HOW DOES ENVIRONMENT CONTROL OUR LEVEL OF CONSCIOUSNESS?

I’ve always held a deep interest in spirituality, and I never equated it with consciousness until I listened to Wayne Dyer speak about spiritual consciousness. My interest in spirituality may have grown as a result of my retreat into my spiritual nature when overwhelming fears drove me out of my physical body, and back into my spiritual body in very early childhood.

When I look back on my history today, I begin to recognize moments in my life when an upshift or downshift in my consciousness took place. I realize that most of those shifts appear to take place under certain environmental conditions, even late in life. For example, after retirement we moved from the city to the country, where I experienced a huge upshift in consciousness that has changed my life.  It may be my higher self that monitors my spiritual rise, and leads me to the right environmental situations that will facilitate my transition to the next level.

Human consciousness appears to be controlled by environment, via:

  • the physical container we find ourselves in, [mom’s body, our body],
  • electromagnetic grids on the landscape and our bodies that control and suppress our consciousness,
  • extraneous thought forms that dominate and control our thinking and actions,
  • a teacher’s control over sovereign minds in the classroom,
  • some of the foods [herbs, etc] that we eat,
  • or many other means of control either embedded, or overlaid over the planet,

Imagine our beginnings as fertilized, divine seeds in the womb.  In order to build and operate our complex bodies, and guide our lives from cradle to grave, our primordial cells need large amounts of accurate information.  

That enormous amount of vital information is either:

  • stored locally in each cell,
  • around each cell as an etheric cloud,
  • stored in a central library of universal information like the Akashic field [the storehouse of god’s memory], that each cell can access as required, through direct connection to the field by specialized gateway cells. If the cell receives ongoing life information from an external source, then that information could be used to control or “regulate the life of the cell”, and its agenda.  The information can upshift or downshift the cell’s consciousness.

An unhappy consequence can result from bad information.  For example, if the cell’s blueprint or controlling information becomes corrupted, an upshift in consciousness could occur in the fetus prematurely, while the fetus is still in the womb, and suddenly the fetus wakes up, in utero. Is this premature birth?

Freemasons transform human consciousness with elaborate cathedrals.

The Freemasons excelled in building great Christian churches and cathedrals that were designed to transform the faithful by raising their spirituality. Theoretically, each visit would increase a person’s spiritual connection to the divine owner who lived there, and was the source of divine life.

Egyptians transform human consciousness with pyramids

Those who study ancient knowledge have come to understand that the pyramids were not meant to function as tombs for the dead elites of Egypt, but as transformational containers that would elevate the spirituality of each visitor who entered.

Since we descend from the architects of these facilities, do we as humans know intuitively how to proceed to the next step in our spiritual evolution, or are we so enormously controlled by outside forces, that we have to wait to be elevated? 

You Broke it, You fix it! - But Did We Really Break It?

Perhaps, our goal as human souls is to solve our own problems, clean up our own messes, and find our own way out of the conundrum that we co-created and find ourselves in today. We need to create [build] the next generation of containers or systems that will elevate our spiritual conscious to the next levels.

Comment by Steve Staniek on May 9, 2020 at 11:27am

I CAN SEE RIGHT WING DELUSIONS KILLING MILLIONS OF AMERICANS WITH COVID-19 – CAN’T YOU?

Who manufactured and released the SARS CoV19 virus in Wuhan province; Chinese Communist extremists, or the DEEP STATE boys [CIA], in the USA?  Who’s the best in the world in germ warfare, and who has a history of using germ warfare, like using infected blankets to destroy their enemies?   

The Epoch Times is an instrument of fear of the DEEP STATE, that creates and promotes delusions that work like spells, to manipulate, control, and recruit American minds to the extreme, radicalized, right wing fundamentalist Christian agenda. Over time, the Christian agenda in what is now the USA, has destroyed countless millions of innocent non-Christian and Christian lives, and slowly enslaved the survivors.  In the USA,  toxic legislation like the Patriot Act, and many laws and regulations that trample human rights, have allowed malicious governments to dominate its citizens under the pretense of protecting them against non-existing threats like foreign terrorists.

The DEEP STATE’S  long game of incremental control over everything, is maintained with delusions, eg: the delusion of national security, the delusion of money, the delusion of American exceptionalism, the delusion of national legitimacy founded on genocidal land theft, all aimed at  total domination over the general population on all levels: physical, emotional, spiritual, economic, and cultural, for power and profit.  

Many sectors of America are already enslaved with spellbinding delusions, in varying degrees:

  • Every American who has submitted to spiritual domination by agreeing to, or signing spiritual contracts like: “I surrender my life and my soul to Jesus”, within his/her religion, is no longer free and sovereign.
  • Anyone in the military is not free to live his life according to his own sovereign thinking, but is legally contracted to submit to military hierarchy, right or wrong.  He must tow the line, and follow military orders to his own death if commanded. His first allegiance has been shifted from his country to his commanders, without question.  
  • Every self-censoring journalist who understands that his success in life depends on how well he supports the official narrative, right or wrong, and fears speaking the truth he has discovered.
  • Every corporate employee who signs a corporate agreement to silently comply with all corporate policies, right or wrong.
  • Every child who is forced to sit and endure mental enslavement in a class room, where there is no possibility for free and independent thinking, and no avenue of escape. Schools use delusions to transform free and sovereign thinking children into mindless robots that parrot the established way of life, right or wrong. We abuse our children with the same toxic delusions that were used to robotize us., eg:  the delusions of British Christian Supremacy, and false doctrines of American Manifest Destiny, and US Exceptionalism.

As a curious young boy, I used to watch the priest very carefully as he led us in one Catholic ritual after another. It wasn’t until I was an adult on religious retreat at a Jesuit seminary, that I finally saw these rituals for what they were; well orchestrated delusions, power spells refined over centuries, to control the hearts and minds of the congregation. The much glorified,  omnipresent deity never attended any of the hundreds of Catholic events that I attend and participated in. No deity of any kind ever showed his face, his cloud of unknowing ignorance, his glorious love, his shining light, or beatific presence.  The ineffable loving god has always been a delusion used to control us, in the manner of Barnum and Bailey.

Catholic priests prayed in Latin, which most of the congregation did not understand, so the content of the ritual was not intended to be understood, but to be marveled at, and worshipped as a high holy mystery beyond our comprehension…this is where spiritual darkness was used like a spell to conceal its spiritual emptiness. There was never a god present at any Catholic ritual I attended, not even in the magic bread they forced us to eat, like low cannabals. Every ritual dragged us back to the blood and guts history of how a father sacrificed his son to please the father’s insane need for human suffering.

They controlled our hearts and minds with cosmic delusions of: infinite, ineffable, omniscient, omnipresent spiritual power.  My new, eyes wide open understanding of how religion worked allowed me to ascend to a level where I saw that all the grand mysteries of Catholicism that I had been raised under, were all delusions created by men to control me and the congregation.  Back then, I didn’t know that I was an environmental empath, but when I knelt down in my church(es) to pray, I never sensed or felt the presence of a loving, caring god. I did however, sense the very heavy, oppressive nature of the religion that had been imposed on me since birth.  I could feel the cold, darkness of the system of delusions all around me in church, though I could not put my finger on it then.

Like the perceptive boy whose eyes opened to recognize that the emperor had no clothes, once I saw through the religious delusions that had been used on me,  I began to see other powerful man made delusions all around me, that controlled me and those in my community.

The Epoch Times is trying very hard to divert the growing political heat directed at the American controlled WHO, that is staffed primarily with members of the US CDC, over its failure to protect American lives, [1.2 million infections to date], by blaming China.

Various DEEP STATE agents masquerading as outraged scientists working for the radical Epoch Times, have been accusing China of manufacturing the coronavirus-19, as a weapon of stealth against the western world, mainly the USA. Trump has been spewing contagious venom at China to cover up his enormous incompetence at dropping the ball on the pandemic.  A more accurate estimate of the number of US infections can be achieved by multiplying the reported cases by at least a factor of 10, so more like 10 million Americans are actually hosting the coronavirus today.

Epoch Times claims that Chinese scientists in Wuhan created the SARS CoV19 microbe in their labs, and released it in their own province to start a global pandemic that would reach the USA.  This scenario reflects American thinking, because it’s exactly what the American DEEP STATE has been doing around the world.

Who manufactured and released the SARS CoV19 virus in Wuhan province, China or the USA?   

China has struggled with naturally occurring, emerging viruses for decades.  It’s research is directed at prevention not dissemination.  When Chinese scientists in Wuhan studied the S protein mechanism on the surface of the microbe, that it uses to penetrate and kill human cells, it was to find a way to stop it, not produce it.  Why would Chinese Communist extremists launch a global pandemic in China, when they could have done the simple thing, and shipped a parcel of microbes to unsuspecting retailers in the USA, who would open it and release the virus on American soil?

The USA has spent more taxdollars on germ warfare than any other nation, making it the most likely to develop and launch global pandemics. The US government has a known history of using germ warfare on its enemies in the third world. This traditional practice dates back to the days of giving blankets infected with small pox to native families. It has the largest inventory of deadly virus in the world, and the word on the street is that it created and released: AIDS, and ebola virus. The SARS CoV-19 virus appears to have been designed to preferentially attack the CIA’s favourite target groups to reduce their numbers, eg: American Blacks and Hispanics. The CDC prescribed the least effective measures against the pandemic, ie: social distancing and handwashing.These worst practices have proven to be useless in combating the spread of coronavirus because it is an airborne pandemic, and the main risk is from inhalation of microdroplets of virus, not skin contamination.

My Covid-19 information [provided in previous messages] , exposes the entire US covid-19 response as lethal  man-made delusions used to incrementally lock down the US population.

 

Comment by Steve Staniek on May 8, 2020 at 4:06am

RECREATING MYSELF WITH SOUND HEALING

as i exhale

i release my deepest life sounds

as low vibrations from the base of my throat 

and send this energy out to every part of me

to reorganize my energies in different patterns

like the sands on a cymatic plate.

Comment by Steve Staniek on April 29, 2020 at 5:48am

AMAZING, BUT LITTLE KNOWN FACTS THAT EXPLAIN TODAY'S DISASTERS

Bill Gates is a long time supporter of the WHO, and he recently revealed that most of the people who work for the WHO, [the World Health Organization], also work for the US CDC [Center for Disease Control]. When we drill deeper, we find that this is probably where the bad information about covid dynamics originated. These people tried to distort the truth that we all know. They have been saying that the SARS CoV-2 virus that produces the covid disease, is different and not airborne, based on a piece of disinformation they created that claims that all the viral droplets released by an infected person's cough will fall immediately to the ground without suspension in air. Those of us who live in flu country know how respiratory infections like the flu are transmitted; we inhale someone else's airborne bugs in streetcars, elevators, classrooms, restaurants, etc...We know from our own experience that the bug is transmitted from mouth to mouth. The face is gateway for airborne infection.

Trump's incompetent covid response [without face masks for all], has facilitated the explosion of covid infection in the USA to exceed 1 MILLION VICTIMS. I note that everyone's testing methods are meaningless, resulting in soft statistics, but it's all we have to work with if we are to track the failures of governments to protect their citizens.

Comment by Steve Staniek on April 22, 2020 at 3:34am

BACK TO COVID-19 FOR ADVANCED INFORMATION

I've just finished preparing some detailed information on the covid-19 pandemic which I have shared with our provincial and federal governments. I thought I would post that material here, now, since it is meant to help everyone....

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Honest public health agencies have known and admitted what the public has known empirically for a long time, and what has been well-documented by serious investigators, who have studied the dynamics of aerosols. Coughing produces aerosols that contain microdroplets in a spectrum of sizes. Depending on conditions, the NIH claims that the larger microdroplets  have been measured to travel a few feet in air before landing, but the smaller microdroplets are so tiny that they remain suspended in air, and biologically active, for up to 3 hours.

Researchers have found that an infected person produces about 45% more mucus and phlegm, containing 44% more viral particles, which are released as a spray or aerosol during a cough. Each infected person contaminates his or her close environment, and anyone entering that space without respiratory and skin protection is likely to become infected.

Infected patients are constantly shedding or releasing viral microbes by various means into the proximal environment. Not only does an infected patient express the virus through mucus and phlegm, when coughing, but also through the normal routes of elimination. Since the microbe becomes systemic, it is eliminated in urine and feces. A study by the University of Minnesota,  found evidence of covid-19 microbes in feces and blood, showing us how covid-19 is released into the water and air in washrooms.

How, and where, do we become infected? The following are known infection hot spots, that should not be entered without respiratory protection:

  1. Inside Buildings - When an infected person coughs in a room and leaves, and another person walks into that room half an hour later, he or she will most likely inhale some of those active microdroplets still hanging in the air. Infection is likely. Unfortunately, those who cling to stone age misinformation for political reasons, will refuse to accept the science of aerosol dynamics. Unfortunately, these are also the same people who deny us respiratory protection as insurance against potentially fatal infection. It's no secret that the WHO is manipulated politically by international influences, and the US CDC is manipulated by, and legally bound to comply with Washington's political agenda, which as we have seen, has failed horribly to protect Americans. Its covid-19 response facilitated about 10 times the infections witnessed in China.
  2. Hospital Corridors and Waiting Areas - Many hospital rooms where procedures are conducted, or infectious control areas where patients are housed, have a very high ventilation rate, with many air exchanges every hour, to remove airborne hazards quickly. Despite the high ventilation rates, workers still need the protection of PPE. Whenever a door to these rooms opens, it allows a puff of contaminated air to escape into the hallway and further.  Air sampling surveys have revealed that those hazards are not confined to those rooms, but are quite mobile. Pockets of airborne contamination travel down hallways and into reception areas, where the ventilation rate is much lower. Here, respiratory protection would be absolutely required to prevent an uptake by an unprotected visitor, sitting in a contaminated waiting area.
  3. Public and Private Washrooms - Viruses become systemic and leave our bodies in many ways, including via urine and feces, contaminating washrooms. Cold Spring Harbour Labs found viral microbes in feces, confirming that infected patients spread the microbe by more than just exhaled breath. Urine and feces are the normal routes for microbes to leave, and once these materials are in water, the microbe is released into the toilet's water system. Anyone working downstream like a plumber accessing drain lines could become infected. The flushing action of the toilet water swirls water into a vortex that can be quite violent, producing and releasing more viral aerosols into the washroom air. Men urinating in a urinal will produce an aerosol that could contaminate their clothing, as well as the floor below. Men standing up to urinate into a toilet bowl of water will produce an aerosol as the urine stream hits porcelain or the water surface. In my former life in Health Physics, one of my duties was to survey a nuclear medicine patient washroom daily, for contamination levels. The floor area around the toilet was grossly contaminated by men who had been given a radioactive drug but refused to sit to pee. I had to post an order. By the end of day, the entire floor was contaminated, and radioactive contamination had been tracked out into the reception area. The virus has an affinity for water, which supports it life. The toilet can easily become a constant source of airborne infection as contaminated water evaporates into the room air to infect others who enter without respiratory protection.

This virus appears to have some very nasty long term effects, and Chris Cuomo of CNN has talked about some of those effects after personally experiencing the damage produced by the infection.

Comment by Steve Staniek on April 20, 2020 at 3:22am

WHAT HAS BEEN THE ROLE OF THE BEGGAR IN HUMAN PROGRESS?

History has forgotten one of the most important roles in societies, that of the beggar. In ancient times, hierarchical pyramids were constructed to organize human societies into protected and productive communities.

The upper levels of those hierarchies contained the scribes and intellectuals with the requisite skills to produce enduring records that documented their:  glory, power, beliefs, agendas, achievements, etc, to preserve their narratives.  The upper levels of society were not interested in the lives or struggles of the lower levels, and consequently , their stories were never told.

I’m sure it would be an enlightening journey to travel back in time, and sit as a beggar in the market places of the world, over thousands of years, and soak up all the gossip coming and going. The beggar in the market place sees and hears all on many levels, and becomes the wisest man in village, soaring over the heads of the temple priests, politicians, and gods. Why? While he appears to be living on the margins of society, the beggar is perhaps the most integrated member of society as he experiences the flow of life in the community, he is what today’s journalists might call “the man in the street”, the bystander, the honest witness to history.  Priests, political leaders, and gods, live isolated lives in temples, halls, and on mountain tops, and are not part of the flow of life in a community. 

Why are we not interested in beggar history? Is the life of a pauper really less interesting than that of a prince? Are a beggar’s struggles to overcome great adversity in life, not worthy of telling? Hmmm…

Since stone age man learned to make scratches with stones on stones to make his mark on the world,  and leave a record of his existence here, humans have been telling stories. The stories usually reflect our struggles, conflicts, successes, fears, and sometimes even our failures.  While it may be true, that the beggar is the one of the last in society to become literate, he was surrounded by a community of writers, so why did they not tell his story? Too tragic, or too commonplace to be of interest?

Anyone who reads Patrick Suskind’s Perfume [1985], gets a inside look at grinding poverty in France. Patrick gives his impression of the devaluation of life in the French marketplace, which seems to be a place of great entropy, where society breaks down into its constituent parts before decaying.

I believe it’s time for another really good beggar story. Human life in the underbelly of humanity?

Comment by Steve Staniek on April 17, 2020 at 5:36am

NATIONAL HEALTH CARE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF ANY NATION'S NATIONAL DEFENCE, MORE IMPORTANT THAN ATTACKING OTHER NATIONS WITH VIOLENCE.

Nations that make war to drive their economy with wealth taken from others, prioritize war making as the nation's most important activity since wars are a major source of income for the architects of wars.

The great delusion that has been implanted and continues to dominate the American mind is the fantasy that business is a legitimate national interest that should be supported with massive violence, which has already destroyed millions of lives globally.

The American economy has become a parasitic force that demands to be fed with indigenous resources taken with destructive violence from their rightful custodians. Over hundreds of years, the American mind has been conditioned to accept the low warrior view, that the world is a nothing more than a playing field, where everything is fair game in the competition for control over wealth, and where the strongest or most violent win all. The losers, indigenous people of the Americas, the Philipines, Hawaii, the Caribbean, must submit to their parasitic agenda until the next great change. 

War cultures are grown by a very dedicated group of hawks who rise to dominate everything within the host nation where they operate, which become little more than a vehicle for gaining control over other sovereign nations and their wealth in an ongoing chess game.

The grand delusion of military and political supremacy has been "energized" with fake inspirational buzz words like: "patriotism", "honour" and "national security", and "international policing", These key words open gateways in our brain were our warrior genes are waiting and ready to respond with collective violence, as we join the herd brain each night in the collective.unconscious.

In the recent past, the Bush administration misappropriated and wasted about 3 trillion US tax dollars that should have gone responsibly to PROTECT THE HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF AMERICANS, as part of real national security, but it was squandered instead on Haliburton''s Board of Directors who provisioned the Bush wars of terror against Iraq and Afghanistan.

From its inception, the USA was constructed as a warrior nation, with a war culture that drove it violently across what is continental America today. It embraced the classical formula for colonial conquest instituted by Roman conqueror Constantine in 325 CE when he weaponized Christianity. Violently imposed colonialism is now recognized as criminal terrorism.

Perfidious American leaders have successfully deceived the American public in sacrificing their own health care for the most powerful militarily machine to have terrorized the planet with its modern forms of massive violence. Bush's 3 trillion dollar wars could have paid for the entire health care bill for Americans. 

Outsiders conclude that the people in the most powerful nation in the world have been deprived of real and meaningful  national security in the form of universal health care for all Americans by war hawks. Caring nations not distracted with constant war making have acted responsibly, and developed universal health care,for their citizens, a sign of a truly enlightened and progressive leadership.

A shocking 93% of US history has been wasted making destructive wars against others for their land wealth. US war hawks have successfully distracted the American public with delusions of national security in the Middle East where the US has no legitimate national interests or legal rights.Business interests are NOT national interests. 

The Chinese taught us the critical value of respiratory protection during a pandemic. So how much would it have cost Trump to REALLY PROTECT every American life with a face mask?

Good, commercial face masks can cost up to $5 each. So for 333 million Americans, Donald Trump would have had to pay: 1.66 billion dollars to REALLY PROTECT AMERICA, in other words for real national security. Cheap face masks for every American would have crushed the infection curve like it did in China.

Willful governments are like bad little boys who need serious admonishments. Because a war making American President became so distracted with shooting missiles at Iranian governments, and attacking all his detractors, that he failed to do his first duty which was to protect the nation from deadly viral attacks. The covid-19 pandemic was announced months before, and Trump had time to do the right thing and prepared PPE for all, but he turned his back on his own people as the disaster approached, not unlike Nero playing his little fiddle as Rome burned.

Unfortunately today, there are 650,000 Trump infections, and  25,000 Trump deaths, in America.

Comment by Steve Staniek on April 16, 2020 at 9:15am

STATISTICAL EVIDENCE EXPOSES TRUMP'S MISMANAGEMENT OF COVID-19 

For anyone who missed the point, Face Masks, made the pivot difference in how the covid-19 virus was immediately controlled, confined, and defeated in China, within a population of 1.4 billion people.

Let's look at the numbers once more. Only a tiny fraction of the public that self reports because of rising symptoms is actually tested. All governments lie to protect themselves, so pushing aside all of the political hype, acrimony, and manipulations created by governments, the gross numbers reveal who did it right, and who failed to protect their citizens with best practices. It should be acknowledged that all statistics are very soft, and equally credible from all sources.

China's Covid-19 Response - face masks for everyone from the start, distancing, hand washing for.1.4 billion people...resulted in 83,000 infections, and 3,300 deaths. 

USA Covid--19 Response -  distancing, and hand washing only -  for 0.33 billion people...resulted in roughly 608,000 infections, and 25,000 deaths.

The US numbers of infections are roughly 10 times higher than China's, and this irrefutable outcome is due to a lack of face masks for everyone. The CDC and the US government knew this, but Trump chose a cheap, bargain basement response that actually facilitated these infections and deaths through minimal practices. The American population was thrown under the bus once again, by an indifferent government that knowingly put Americans in harm's way.

The infection rate in China was controlled at a level of 83,000 known cases over a population of 1.4 billion,producing an apparent infection rate of 0.00005928.

The infection rate in the USA today has reached 650,000 known cases over a population of 0,33 billion, giving an infection rate of  0.00195.

If the US government had applied China's response to the US population, [which produced an infection rate of 0.00005928], it would have reduced the number of documented US cases from 650,000 to about 197,400, cases, with a parallel reduction in the number of American deaths.

I think these numbers illuminate and end all arguments and political disputes over which Country's covid-19 program was best. China's response was responsible and swift, and it succeeded in protecting it's population by a much wider margin than the US. 

Comment by Steve Staniek on April 15, 2020 at 9:24am

THE SINGAPORE PRESS REVEALS HOW CHINA BLOCKED COVID-19 WITH FACE MASKS

Below is a report by the Hong Kong press “StraitsTimes’, which has to the detriment of the western world, been dangerously suppressed by a politically hostile western media, as self-serving Chinese propaganda.

China crushed the covid-19 epidemic which started in Wuhan, by using face masks from the start.  While the western press wrongly claims that China used social distancing to flatten the infection curve, they failed to report that the Chinese people wear face masks routinely in cities. 

It's really a no-brainer. In China, social distancing with face masks for everyone reduced the spread of covid-19 pandemic to 83,300 infections, [correcting the previously reported 58,000], and 3,300 deaths to date. Meanwhile the downgraded US program which only used social distancing without respiratory protection for everyone, actually facilitated more than 600,000 infections and 25,000 deaths.  The numbers reveal the success and failures of each program. 

The Chinese people have become used to wearing masks in cities mostly because of bad air, eg: smog etc.. They don them without being told, especially after any announcement of airborne problems, like contagious diseases. They were already wearing their own masks outside, and everywhere in public places when the outbreak was first announced. China needed many more to mask everyone, and they were able to do so quickly.  Canada sent them a large shipment, and I think we’re slowly getting them back.

Here’s the article from Straitstimes in  Singapore:

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“BEIJING - When China's top respiratory disease expert, Professor Zhong Nanshan, first shocked the country on Jan 20 by confirming its worst fear that the new coronavirus was being transmitted through human contact, face masks sold out overnight from big cities to small villages.

Suddenly, everyone was wearing one out on the streets, even though they were not told to do so at that point in time.

Two days later, Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak, mandated that everyone had to don a mask in public. This was a day before the city was locked down.

Anticipating a travel crunch as millions of people headed home for the Chinese New Year holiday that weekend, Beijing pushed out a nationwide hygiene campaign urging people to wear masks, wash their hands regularly and avoid crowded places.

Since then, many cities and provinces made mask-wearing compulsory. People who did not wear one were arrested or shamed. This, even as medical workers on the front lines were battling an acute shortage of masks themselves.

But as cities like Beijing have started to relax its rules on public mask-donning as the epidemic comes under control, there is still the expectation that anyone out in public should simply put one on.

Taxi and private car hire Didi drivers can refuse to take passengers who do not have their faces covered. In public parks, such as Fragrant Hills in Beijing, minders politely remind visitors to put their masks on, even if they take them off for a minute to get some fresh air.

Unlike other countries such as the United States, there is little to no debate here over whether masks are effective in keeping the coronavirus at bay.

"There is good evidence that maximal shedding of virus in Covid-19 is before onset of symptoms, therefore mask wearing by the public, not as a self-protection measure, but to limit transmission from minimally symptomatic individuals to others will be reduced," said Professor Babak Javid, an infectious disease expert at Beijing's Tsinghua University.

The emergence of cases of transmission by asymptomatic carriers in the past week has reinforced the Chinese belief in mass mask-wearing.


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